- Trade company capital
- Trade remotely from your current location
- Keep 70% of profits
- Constantly increasing AUM to profitable traders
- Increasing risk limits
- Trade on your own MT4 account
- No desk fees or hidden costs
- Support and mentoring
At SurCap Trading we monitor new traders through a trial system. If successful we open you up to live trading with the companies money on a fully backed opportunity of increasing risk limits and AUM based on performance.
We are a proprietary firm looking to discover and fund talented traders. Whatever your market or strategy if you are consistently profitable then we have opportunities for you to further your career.
Our simple 70/30 profit split, sees you take 70% of the profits for the opportunity to use our increasing funds to trade.
Bored of the 9-5 grind? Surcap trading is a proprietary firm offering backing and remote trading opportunities to traders all over the world.
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Proprietary Trading London
Proprietary is a form of trading that utilises the capital of the company, as opposed to other arrangements that may use funds invested by customers. Instead of processing trades on commission or on behalf of a client, the proprietary firm make their own trades for their own gain. The benefit of proprietary trading is that we are not beholden to other parties, and our success and profits are solely ours and our traders’.
Proprietary firms bring in successful traders and fund them to take part in a range of transactions, including stocks and bonds, the currency market, commodities and financial derivatives. At SurCap Trading if you bring the talent and strategy, we’ll provide the funds and opportunities.
Our proprietary trading products include US treasuries, the E-Minis for the S&P, NASDAQ and Dow, futures and currency futures, and Forex.
Traditionally this type of trading was undertaken by the larger banks and financial institutions as a way of diversifying their revenue streams, often within the markets they created. For example when a Bank would sell stock on behalf of a customer on commission, they realised that they could be the ones buying the stock themselves, raising its profile and selling it on for a profit. The company was happy because it gained easy liquidity, and the bank was happy because it had found a new way to make profit.
Over time these prop trading or PPT departments evolved multiple complex strategies for playing the markets, that went far beyond the traditional services offered by banks. To reduce risk and prevent conflicts of interest it was important to keep proprietary trading separate from these services, trading only with bank profits.
In the United States the Volcker Rule aims to prevent risky PPT by commercial banks, who may be using customer deposits as funds for trading.
There are several common strategies used for proprietary, the main principal being that of arbitrage. Simply this aims to buy low and sell high, taking advantage of predicted changes in the market. Merger or risk arbitrage for example capitalises on stock prices that have been influenced by the announcement of a merger.
Often traders will have their own complex systems for making profit. Sometimes these are even automated. As long as they are successful, proprietary firms are flexible about a trader’s strategy and will even take on the risk, should a trader lose money.
Proprietary trading is an ambitious and time consuming career path, though the rewards are large for those willing to put in the effort to progress. Traders can be paid a salary with bonuses, based on performance, and also take a percentage of profits from successful trades. Modern technology allows traders to work remotely from their own office or home.
At SurCap Trading we monitor new traders through a simulation system. If successful we open you up to live trading with the opportunity of increasing risk limits and AUM based on performance. Our simple 70/30 profit split, sees you take 70% of the profits for the opportunity to use our increasing funds to trade.
Trading jobs are financially rewarding and intellectually fulfilling, but the successful trader needs to be focussed, ambitious and willing to shoulder high levels of stress. Traders need to be flexible and able to work a varying amount of hours depending on their portfolio.
Proprietary trading jobs also require knowledge of trading software, an understanding of the markets and an ability to keep track and analyse financial products.
Are You Qualified For Trading Jobs?
Trading is a flexible career path based on ability, and it is possible to work your way in to a high profile firm if you can demonstrate success. However there are some basic fundamentals that you’ll need before being considered for most trading jobs.
The common path is to obtain a university level education and to get experience working for a bank, hedge fund or other financial group that can give you some hands on experience of the industry. Trading firms take on juniors and assistants who will be primed for higher profile positions over time.
Successful trading strategies can only be born out of a deep understanding of the markets and their mathematical processes. Thus a lot of traders enter the profession with degrees and PhD’s in statistics and other mathematical disciplines. Knowledge of IT systems is also required in modern trading, as strategies become more automated and complex with the number crunching power of computers.
Everything in the financial industry is based on risk, including you and the position offered to you. If you are too much of a liability, you simply won’t get the job. Thus in the beginning (unless you have your own capital) you’ll only be entrusted with a small amount of funds. The rest of your career will be based on performance, with increasing amounts of capital and levels of risk.
Trading jobs can be sub-categorised in to the buying and selling side, and over time you may find yourself specialising in certain markets or particular products. For example your expertise may favour towards currencies, or you may become an expert in technology stocks.
Our Trading Jobs:
At SurCap Trading we take on talented traders and fund them in a range of markets, including the S&P, NASDAQ and Dow E-Minis, Forex, treasury notes, and futures.
If you’re looking for trading jobs that reward you based on your own success, we pay you 70% of all profits. We fund all traders with our own capital, instead of limiting them on commission schemes.
Risk limits and AUM are increased based on your performance, starting off with some virtual trading, before moving on to live trading at a minimum backing of $100,000 nominal. Experienced traders will easily increase this in a matter of months.
We offer the flexibility of trading remotely from your current location with round the clock support, and will work with you to ensure we are not limiting your trading ability.
As long as your a successful and consistent, your market strategy and system is your own prerogative.
Day Trading is the short term speculation in financial instruments commonly stocks, options, currencies and a variety of futures contracts. Day trading used to be only open to proprietary trading firms, investment banks or hedge funds however with high speed internet and margin trading readily available, day trading has become very popular with the retail home traders.
The leverage and margin amounts available to day traders enable successful traders to be extremely profitable and generate huge percentage returns in a very short space of time.
Day trading is a commonly used practice for low risk proprietary trading firms as well as hedge funds. Day trading is a short term strategy and the most common form of trading in the world.
In order to be successful at day trading, traders must be disciplined and understand the associated risks with day trading. Day trading usually involves trading on leverage as the market participants do not spend much time in the market, which can give significant losses or gains within a short period of time.
Over the years as technology has progressed, day trading is no longer exclusive to financial firms and professional speculators but also retail and stay at home traders.
There are many forms of day trading software that traders use that can show depth of market as well as expert charting packages.
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